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Toxic Clothing? Every Parent Should Hear This

they are saying almost every human being has about enough plastic in them to manufacture like a credit card the many problems that children are facing today young children having thyroid problems is largely connected with this plus autism various things are associated with this how many problems you're getting out of this you do not know [Music] so sadhguru majority of your work is towards sustainable solutions but also a lot of your work is to raise human consciousness what role can an individual or small businesses communities societies can play see these are not two different things human beings living consciously and sustainable solutions are not two different things the only reason why we are doing things in ways that it is not sustainable is because we are not conscious we are not doing our activity on this planet in a conscious manner everybody has their compulsions individual people have compulsions societies have compulsions nations have compulsions the global reality has its compulsions to fulfill these compulsions we are doing things which are taking away the basis of our existence this is like a classic uh story from the panchatantra where a man is sitting at the wrong end of the branch and cutting it he is going at it because he wants to be successful but when he succeeds he will follow that's where we are we are doing this kind of silly activity when we succeed we will fall right every one of us should structure our lives in such a way what are we using today where will this go this much consciousness whatever i'm using today where will this go tomorrow where will it end up what is its ultimate goal now one important thing is in india as a nation we have been a textile nation for hundreds of years or thousands of years there was a time when we clothed entire europe and arabia literally 60 percent of the clothing was from india nobody made exquisite clothing like this on the planet even today nobody can make something like what you're wearing all right right nowhere else on the planet because the skills these skills won't happen overnight this is not something you can go to a textile course for four years and pick it up this is something innately developed in each region they had all these different kinds of weaves different kinds of dyes with whatever local material they came out with such exquisite waves over 132 weaves distinct weeps were there at the beginning of the century right now almost 65 to 70 of them are near extinction we are making some efforts in that we'll talk about it later but textile has been our way of doing things we need to go back to that this has been disturbed essentially during the british era when they wanted to systematically break the indian textile strength because they wanted to build manchester which they successfully did okay now people are very proud uh to call coimbatore the manchester of india i said please don't do that huh let them call manchester coimba tour of england because this is where the real weaving and spinning and everything the cotton wash all right textiles this is the region in which it happened and in every region there are unique ways if we bring this back even in reasonable context if we develop the needed markets if we revive the skills that are there i'm telling you in this country easily it will employ anywhere between 200 to 300 million people within the next five to six years time some efforts are being made by the textile industry many policies have changed we have also been working with them but it's not enough if you want a revolution above all for all this you need a market that's why you are very important that's one reason i'm talking to you because we need a market market should be sensitive to aesthetics market should be sensitive to sustainability right now they want to go to some shop and buy 10 nylon clothes if they go shopping nobody's buying one because they buy two dozen like this one two three they'll wear after that it's got bored and again by the time they can wear these two dozen already they've shopped once again all right 85 percent of the clothing on the planet within one year goes to the landfills 100 billion pieces of clothing is sold on the planet every year 100 billion all right and 85 billion pieces of clothing go into the landfills every year and most of it is polyester the one of the most dangerous form of pollution is poly fiber is floating everywhere it's in the air it's in the soil it's in the water some researchers have found placenta you know the the qualifier is in the placenta that in your mother's womb you catch it some of them are saying we don't know how to what extent these numbers are correct but it is right it's in the right direction they are saying almost every human being has about enough plastic in them to manufacture a like a credit card you know you have to pay someday you if you carry a credit card in your system you keep paying all right so this much plastic is all over the place but everybody is trying to shoot the lowly plastic bag i'm not saying you shouldn't shoot at it but it's fashionable to do that that's what is problem because the lowly plastic black which is floating on the street uh some beggar some rag picker picks it up and you know in india that recycling is actually at a very good price not because of your uh sustainable consciousness because of poverty they're picking it out plastic bottles are recycled nearly 90 in india it's only country like that this is not because we are very ecologically aware simply because people are poor and they're picking out all the bottles anyway one way or the other it's happening but the poly fiber the amount of damage it's causing the way it enters the body especially children are wearing poly fiber because poly fiber is very you know flammable because of that they are coating it with you know fire resistant chemicals these chemicals have been found to be carcinogenic the many problems that children are facing today young children having thyroid problems is largely connected with this non-flammable chemicals that they are using on the clothes plus autism various things are associated with this how many problems you're getting out of this you do not know but for sure many many problems are coming your way a child till 15 16 years of age should never wear anything poly fiber they must wear organic clothing not that adults can but at least you are more resistant to those things beyond 17 18 years of age but till then it is very important you must wear organic fiber but now the problem is how many clothes do you have and you can't do that with cotton or silk or something so you end up buying poly poly okay it's cheaper so a lot a lot of them are going for see even cotton and other things can be made cheaper if we increase the volume so one simple thing that am suggesting is you have influence in telangana you must push for this i am pushing for this in some states that at least the school uniforms must

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